There are still some issues concerning privacy that need to be fixed. On the 9th of July, in 2019, a user named Tritonio reported a critical privacy issue, which was prevalent in DuckDuckGo's Android application. On every page, the DuckDuckGo Browser was sending requests...
Interconnected; federated; ActivityPub: what do they mean? The fediverse is gaining attraction from users around the World. Touted as a friendly alternative to mainstream social media, users are beginning to resist the repeated injustices, which...

DuckDuckGo Still Has Issues

There are still some issues concerning privacy that need to be fixed. On the 9th of July, in 2019, a user named Tritonio reported a critical privacy issue, which was prevalent in DuckDuckGo's Android application. On every page, the DuckDuckGo Browser was sending requests to an external (DuckDuckGo) service, containing the URL of the page. In this case, that was used for parsing the...

Mastodon: The Grand Finale

Mastodon has a long way to go, and I'll be there to watch that grow. The episode you've all been waiting for. This is the third and final post in a series about Mastodon. See the first and second articles. It's been 4 months since the last episode. In that time, I've accumulated a staggering number of accounts on Mastodon, a decentralised, open-source social platform....

What is the Fediverse?

Interconnected; federated; ActivityPub: what do they mean? The fediverse is gaining attraction from users around the World. Touted as a friendly alternative to mainstream social media, users are beginning to resist the repeated injustices, which is becoming rampant in platforms such as Facebook. They've chosen to join the fediverse, which is a decentralised social media alternative. But what is the fediverse? How...

Don’t Crawl GitHub To Spam

Sometimes, time is just better spent elsewhere. Quite a while ago, I changed my name on GitHub to 'Michael (a.k.a. Resynth)'. This was, ultimately, a joke to confuse people. After receiving two items of spam, I don't plan to change it back. On Thursday, 17th of September, I received an email from a company named Universal API Gateway. According to...

Cloudflare’s Email Protection Does Not Work

This isn't the way to fix email spam.   I've recently taken an interest in Cloudflare's wide range of fascinating JavaScript functions. They host scripts like "Rocket Loader", which makes scripts load faster, however I have yet to investigate that. Let's take a look at one of Cloudflare's long-standing security options: email protection. 🔒 If you browse the web with...